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  1. I'd recommend Seabra's Marisqueria--everything fish or seafood related I've had there has been very good to excellent. I'm not as fond as the meat-fest type places, but of those, Fernendez seems to be the best if vast quantities of meat float your boat. A search here will turn up many recs.

    1. l like Don Pepes, but search the topic, there are MANY threads on this already

      1. This is my favorite....not in Newark because I think they are all mass produced, but in Elizabeth.


          1. re: bifpocaroba

            I agree that Sol-Mar and Seabra's are preferred over the bigger, touristy places like Don Pepes and Iberia. Had the Frutos do Mar na Cataplana for dinner at Seabra's in December and really enjoyed it. Fernandez is another place I like. Ciao.

          2. +1 Seabra's...consistently excellent...get the traditional seafood combo in the copper pail, just wonderful! A great Spanish seafood restaurant called Segovia is in nearby Moonachie...also terrific.

            1. Fernandez was awesome when we went for my Aunt's 50th birthday....so much food but oh so good!! A little hard to find but so worth it!

              1. My new favorite- Tony da Caneca- went yesterday for lunch. You won't stumble upon it- on a residential street but they have a lot. You never would imagine a white table clothed restaurant by the looks of the outside. The food was delicious and way better than any other ethnic meal that I have had in the Ironbound. And the service was terrific and attentive- and the prices were very reasonable- especially given that half of lunch went home with us.

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                  1. re: bropaul

                    72 Elm Road
                    Corner of Houston Street
                    Newark, NJ 07105
                    Tel: 973-589-6882

                  2. re: carfreeinla

                    By 'way better', was it more like what one might find in Portugal? The menu I saw online looks somewhat promising in that regard.

                    1. re: tommy

                      Way better was a comparative term. This is not a cuisine that I consider myself an expert in- but basic prep and presentation is what I am considering. I find the other places in the generic Spanish/Brazilian/ Portuguese bundle more about quantity than quality.

                      1. re: carfreeinla

                        Good to hear. Thanks for the heads up!

                  3. I can't believe no one has mentioned Casa Vasca. I've been going there for years and it is wonderful and on the smaller side, definitely not on the tourist route.

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                    1. re: omatatp

                      Maybe because it isn't Portuguese?